Saturday August 29th 2015

‘AQS Publishing’ Archives

Modern Message Quilts: Three Messages – One Art Form

Modern Message Quilts: Three Messages – One Art Form

Most quilters will agree that many of their quilts come from an emotional place. Sending a message in a quilt is not new. What you may consider new is the modern twist as more quilters are experimenting with sleek, chic lines and neutral colors with a splash of bold. [Read More]

Free Pattern – Leaf Magic Book or Journal Cover

Free Pattern – Leaf Magic Book or Journal Cover

Here’s a project that’s a little different for autumn – and kids can help. Encourage children to explore the natural world; how many different kinds of leaves can they find? Which ones are the prettiest? When the project is done, give them the resulting journal or [Read More]

Confetti Star Block – Amy Friend

Confetti Star Block – Amy Friend

You saw her quilt SPINNING WHEEL on the cover of the September 2013 issue of American Quilter – her style is fresh and charming! It’s Amy Friend, who loves expressing her creative side through sewing and design. An Art History major who was formerly a museum collections [Read More]

Bricks – a free (and easy) pattern!

Bricks – a free (and easy) pattern!

Click HERE for your FREE PATTERN! Bricks – you can stack them, build with them, and best of all, create with them! This versatile quilt design begins with a very easy pattern and ends with a quilt that is just your style. It can be scrappy or coordinated, boldly bright or [Read More]

Playful Prismatic Flowers

Playful Prismatic Flowers

By Barbara Olson The wondrous array of flowers in nature is the inspiration for my Prismatic Flowers technique. It is not meant to replicate a flower petal by petal but to capture its essence in a playful way. Fabric choices: Explore your fabric collection and look for [Read More]

Free Pattern – Tiffany Bluebird

Free Pattern – Tiffany Bluebird

If you love the look of stained glass and are up to the challenge of sewing with silk charmeuse, this lovely pattern will have your  heart soaring. Click here for the Fabric & Cutting Requirements Click here to download the PDF version. Free Pattern reprinted from [Read More]

New – Nature Dreaming Aboriginal Fabric Collection

New – Nature Dreaming Aboriginal  Fabric Collection

The designs on these beautiful Australian fabrics are from Aboriginal artists. Australian Aboriginal designs have a heritage that dates back at least 5,000 years. Much of Aboriginal history exists in the form of  Dreaming stories which explain all of life and are central [Read More]

Clear Sailing

Clear Sailing

Foundation Piecing – It’s a Breeze Reprinted from American Quilter Magazine By: Marci Baker CLEAR SAILING, 47-1/2″ x 64-1/2″. All quilts by Marci Baker I’ve always been intrigued by the foundation piecing technique, sometimes referred to as paper piecing. [Read More]

Organizing Your Quilting Space

Organizing Your Quilting Space

Organization tips for quilters by Linda Griffith Do you ever avoid quilting time because of the mess in your sewing space? As a professional organizer and avid quilter, I travel the country helping others organize their sewing spaces for optimum efficiency. I’d like to [Read More]

Quilts Set Sail

Quilts Set Sail

By Linda Lane Thornton Reprinted from American Quilter Magazine A year ago, the sewing room in my home in England had a large worktable topped with a bookcase holding books and files of projects cut from magazines. My sewing machine, albeit an old and rather cantankerous [Read More]

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When Quilters Get Together, Great Things Happen!

When Quilters Get Together, Great Things Happen!

AQS was honored to participate in the Quilt Sew-In sponsored by the Des Moines Area Quilter’s Guild during the 2015 [Read More]

Developing the Artist Within Through Quilts and Wearable Arts with Melinda Bula

Developing the Artist Within Through Quilts and Wearable Arts with Melinda Bula

Melinda Bula, from El Dorado Hills, California, has been sewing since she was a young girl. In love with fabric all her [Read More]

The Bee is Buzzing!

The Bee is Buzzing!

Bee Happy! The buzz around the AQS office these days is all about Chattanooga. It’s almost time for QuiltWeek there! [Read More]

So Much Fabric, So Little Room

So Much Fabric, So Little Room

Do you have an entire room for sewing, one with many shelves and cabinet spaces? Or are you spending most of your [Read More]

Free Pattern: Nolan’s Neighborhood Block

Free Pattern: Nolan’s Neighborhood Block

Here’s an adorable house block, Nolan’s Neighborhood, that can be joined to make a colorful village as [Read More]

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